7 Best Golf Courses in & Around Tulum

Looking for the perfect spot to practice your golfing skills around Tulum? You’ve come to the right place!

Golfing in the Riviera Maya is breathtaking, with unbeatable views of crystal blue water, tropical jungles, and ancient Mayan ruins.

Not to mention, there are plenty of fantastic courses to choose from.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our picks for the 7 best golf courses in and around Tulum, so you can plan your dream round right away. Let’s get started!

1. El Camaleón Mayakoba

El Camaleón is a Greg Norman-designed masterpiece that’s nestled in the Mexican Riviera; graced by the likes of Jordan Speith and Rickie Fowler.

Tucked away in the Mayakoba complex, this golf course is a true golfer’s paradise with its combination of tropical jungle, mangroves, freshwater canals and some seriously stunning oceanfront views.

Whether you’re a novice or a pro, this course captures challenging golf terrain and spectacular views with its five tee marks at each hole.

And if that wasn’t enough, there are also two ocean holes so you can play with the Caribbean Sea as your backdrop – wowza!

Who wouldn’t want to tee off here? With El Camaleon officially being declared PGA TOUR’s first Latin America golf course, it looks like this hidden gem could be the start of something big… better practice your backswing!

It’s 45 minutes north of Tulum and worth every second of the drive.

El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course with a view
Photo by El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course

2. PGA Riviera Maya, Bahia Principe Golf

Golfing at the PGA Riviera Maya is an absolute must for any avid golfer or even a casual enthusiast!

Designed by Robert Trent Jones II and an official partner of the PGA of America, this 18-hole, 72-par course will take your breath away with its breathtaking Mayan jungle, cenotes and limestone backdrop.

Plus, if 18 isn’t your thing, there’s also the option of taking on the shorter 9-hole.

And if that isn’t enough to make your day special, just wait till you experience their amazing staff – carts driving around with snacks and cold cervesas? You don’t see that everywhere!

One thing’s for sure: take the challenge down here and you’ll gain bragging rights that no other golf course can rival — not even one on a different continent!

3. Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya

If there was ever a golf course carved out of paradise, the Hard Rock Golf Club would be it.

With the breathtaking beauty of Mayan Jungle and Caribbean Sea in the same view, your golf game is sure to improve.

No matter the skill level, you’ll have plenty of time to work on your perfect shot on the pristine fairways.

And when your round’s done, reward yourself with a snack or full bar at the restaurant and bar – winning combination, indeed!

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4. Vidanta Riviera Maya

Ready to test your golf aptitude? Then check out Vidanta Golf‘s amazing Riviera Maya course, located conveniently between Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

This Jack Nicklaus-designed course features 28 tricky bunkers, two sparkling lakes, and 2,923 yards of rolling fairways.

And with the ever-present trade winds, you can really push your skills to the limit.

The Nicklaus Par Three Experience at Riviera Maya is also renowned as one of the world’s most beautiful short courses, making this golf adventure one you’ll never forget.

Vidanta golf course with beautiful ocean view
Photo by Vidanta golf course

5. Puerto Aventuras Golf Course

The Puerto Aventuras Golf Course is the original golf course of the Riviera Maya, and it’s easy to see why it’s still so popular.

Just 20 minutes north of Tulum and designed by Thomas Leman, this 9-hole 36 Par 3255-yard beauty will challenge your skills in more ways than one!

With beautifully manicured Bermuda Grass fairway surrounding towering palm trees, you’ll be able to play your way through every hole with ease and relaxation.

The course is open 7:30 AM until dusk every day for all of your spontaneous golfing needs.

When you tee off at the Puerto Aventuras Golf Course, you know it’s going to be an unforgettable day.

6. Iberostar Playa Paraíso Golf Club

Iberostar Playa Paraíso Golf Club is surrounded by tropical nature and offers an incredible setting for golfers of all levels.

Not only does the course boast a unique design from renowned architect design PB Dye, but also an impressive array of exotic wildlife inhabiting the golf course such as lemurs, peacocks and iguanas!

For those seeking to beat the Mexican heat, don’t worry, because a beer cart will be sure to make its way around during the warmer days.

Located between Playa del Carmen and Puerto Morelos, it’s a further drive from Tulum, but well worth it.

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7. Gran Coyote Golf

Grab your clubs and head to Gran Coyote Golf in Playa Del Carmen for a round of golf.

Designed by pro golfer Nick Price, this 18-hole Par 71 masterpiece blends the well-manicured greens of the golf course perfectly into its surrounding jungle landscape.

The true test lies in the challenge, however – between the tricky winds and strategic bunkering, your skills will be put to the ultimate test as you navigate across seven acres of water hazards!

Once you’ve conquered the challenges presented by Gran Coyote Golf, take a break at their Pro-Shop, Club House, or Coyote Grill for delicious refreshments or give their Golf Academy a go.

Come prepared for some fun and adventure – Gran Coyote Gold promises it!